Breathtaking Lookout Mountain Dry Chalet
Enjoy the deep silence & peace of our year-round Breathtaking Lookout Mt. Chalet perched at the very top of Homer at 1,500 ft with panoramic views of snowcapped volcanoes, Kachemak Bay, numerous glaciers & rolling hills of spectacular fireweed. With over 50 km of adjacent hiking & skiing trails to explore, wildflowers and wildlife to photograph (moose, wolves, weasels, cranes, eagles, hawks, bear etc), wild berries to pick & Homer’s best view of the Northern Lights to behold, you will be in awe!
About the Place:
Built by a pioneering woman of Alaska, this private Chalet is a two-story dry cabin with balcony and decks, an outdoor fire pit, outhouse, and wood sauna perched at the top of Homer. Water is provided in 5-gallon jugs from an adjacent well and then foot pumped for use in the kitchen sink. The kitchen is fully furnished with propane stove, oven, refrigerator, outside propane BBQ and freezer, all appliances and utensils. The upstairs Master Queen bedroom loft has an unbelievable view but does require climbing wooden ladder stairs. The Chalet has electricity and is heated by both a Toyo oil stove and wood stove. The main floor living area has a dining table, soft chair, bookcase with games, puzzles, music, binoculars, local maps, and guidebooks.
The living area also has trundle couch bed with 2 twin beds. The adjacent wood sauna has 2 additional single bunk beds with mattresses & bedding or can be used as a sauna and shower. The sauna’s small 5-gallon propane water heater and electric pump allow guests the option for a short hot shower. There is an outside fire pit, balcony table and chairs and outdoor chairs to relax, take in the view, do yoga on the deck or simply write or meditate. The chalet, sauna, and surrounding property is a smoke, alcohol, drug, and firearm free space.
If you are an outdoor adventurer, this chalet is your dream space, just 15 mins from downtown Homer yet located at the edge of the wilderness giving you instant access to hiking, birding, wildlife photography, fat and mountain biking, cross-country and downhill skiing and meditating in the silence. If you are a writer, this is your dream writers retreat! For a breathtaking wedding or special event location, ask us about the adjacent Whirling Rainbow Healing Center.
What Guests Can Access:
The chalet is located adjacent to The Whirling Rainbow Healing Center where guests can receive spa treatments, participate in cultural, healing and living arts workshops, join meditation and yoga classes and receive private or group sound healing and concerts with the world’s largest healing drum of its kind, the seven-foot crystal inlaid Alaskan Grandmother Drum. The center also offers a breathtaking wedding or special event location. There is over 50 km of adjacent hiking and cross-country ski trails to explore. The only downhill ski slope in Homer is located just 1/2 mile from the Chalet. Ohlson Mountain Road and Easterday Rd. are also fabulous for mountain biking and fat biking (rentals available in Homer). You can also book your Alaskan excursion with us including hiking, skiing, kayaking, fishing, scenic flights, dog mushing, biking, organic gardening, meeting pioneers of Alaska, visiting local native culture and more. We also rent a limited amount of outdoor equipment ( fishing gear, bikes, backpacks, skis, snowshoes, tents and sleeping bags).
As your hosts, White Eagle and Michaela live on the adjacent property at the Whirling Rainbow Healing Center and are available by text, phone, or email to assist you. We are here to make your Alaskan experience the most magical and memorable ever!
Other Things to Note:
Though there is no wifi at the chalet, guests can often use their phones as hotspots as cell reception on Lookout Mt is usually very good. If you are visiting us in late Oct through the end of April, Please rent a 4WD vehicle. Guests will be parking at the head of the driveway and be walking approx 200 feet to the chalet. To ensure that our guests have read through the description of our chalet, we ask that guests send us a message after booking stating, “I understand that dry chalet means no running water.”
The Lookout Mt. Chalet is located in a private neighborhood where each owner has a 5-acre lot. As your hosts, Michaela and White Eagle live two properties from the chalet. Please respect the lands and homes around you and do not cut trees, bushes or homes around you and do not cut trees, bushes or wildflowers. Quiet times 10pm- 8am. The 50km of hiking and cross-country ski trails are right across the road from the chalet! Ohlson Mountain Road at biking. We also have THE BEST Northern Lights viewing of anywhere in Homer! Our neighbors also include moose, wolves, weasels, cranes, eagles, hawks, bear and more. The adjacent Whirling Rainbow Center and Lookout Mt also have a huge array of wildflowers and birds. Our blueberry and raspberry patch is available for your late summer delight!
include moose, wolves, weasels, cranes, eagles, hawks, bear and more. The adjacent Whirling Rainbow Center and Lookout Mt also have a huge array of wildflowers and birds. Our blueberry and raspberry patch is available for your late summer delight!
How to Get There:
There is public transportation by air or land from Anchorage to Homer. We are located 8 miles above Homer on Ohlson Mountain Rd. You will need a car or taxi to bring you to the chalet. If you are visiting us in late Oct through late April, please rent a 4WD.